August 19, 2014
The Community Health data breach exposed the personal data of 4.5 million patients of the healthcare entity, opening up potential regulatory issues.
May 08, 2014
Two New York hospitals agreed to pay a $4.8 million settlement for a potential HIPAA violation dating back to 2010.
September 23, 2013
All covered entities must comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule by September 23, but one expert questions whether business associates care enough.
June 11, 2013
More frequent audits and larger penalties for violating HIPAA are motivating enterprises to tame HIPAA compliance challenges, Gartner analysts say.
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Before using the HIPAA-compliant cloud services from Google, there are some things companies need to know, according to expert Mike Chapple. Continue Reading
HIPAA encryption requirements don't specifically include retaining proof of encryption for devices containing PHI, but expert Mike Chapple says it's still a good practice. Continue Reading
Compliance expert Mike Chapple reviews changes to HIPAA business associate agreements under the Omnibus Rule and what they mean for covered entities. Continue Reading
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HIPAA business associates must be HIPAA-compliant, but it's often difficult for organizations to figure out if they fit under that umbrella. Expert Mike Chapple explains how. Continue Reading
There's a lot of confusion surrounding the HIPAA compliance requirements for mobile health apps. Expert Mike Chapple finally clears it up for health app vendors. Continue Reading
The Community Health Systems breach in 2014 provided a learning opportunity for organizations handling PHI. Expert Mike Chapple reviews the key takeaways from the breach. Continue Reading
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Companies that comply with HIPAA aren't required to have an encryption policy, but expert Mike Chapple recommends having one anyway. Continue Reading
Fully protecting personal health information needs more than just HIPAA compliance. Expert Mike Chapple explains what kind of data is left unprotected under HIPAA. Continue Reading
Are HIPAA-compliant hosting services a better option for compliance than a secure storage API? Expert Mike Chapple analyzes. Continue Reading
Problem Solve HIPAA Issues
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Mobile fitness apps can contain personal data, so should they be HIPAA-compliant? Expert Mike Chapple explains why that's not the right approach. Continue Reading
The HHS security risk assessment tool is designed to help healthcare providers meet the HIPAA security requirement. Expert Mike Chapple explains how it works and how it will help your company get ready for the upcoming HIPAA audits. Continue Reading
HIPAA violation fines are larger than ever, costing companies millions. Expert Mike Chapple provides three key ways for organizations to remain HIPAA compliant. Continue Reading